Wright became famous for decrying the "US of KKK A" and declaring "God damn America." Obama issued statements such as, "I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies . . . I reject outright the statements by Reverend Wright."
They were not enough. "You didn't need a PhD in politics to figure that out," Axelrod said in an interview last week. "The long-term effects of it were not knowable at that point, but the assumption was that unabated it could be a real problem."
But does Obama really "categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country." Does he denounce this disparaging statement?
Indian nations have never asked much of the United States--only for what was promised by the treaty obligations made to their forebears.
For more on the subject, see The 2008 Presidential Campaign.
Below: A photograph disparages this great nation of ours. How dare this photo capture reality like that? It's anti-American...burn it!